About Jason Meredith

This ribbon was created by Tammi Coppinger on September 25, 2012

Jason is a eleven-year-old Phillies Phan who participates in cross-country and basketball . After being sick for a few days he was taken to the emergency room at the local hospital. Since he was uninsured, they told his mother he was just dehydrated (without running any tests) and to just give him Gatorade and sent him home. Knowing something wasn’t right, she brought him back a few days later and insisted they do tests. They found out his appendix ruptured and he had a very serious infection and rushed him to CHOP. They were able to surgically drain one abscess, but after numerous ultrasounds found out the other was too buried in his abdomen to get to without risking further infection. He received antibiotics every 6 hours through his IV to try and decrease the abscess. After an excruciating 16 day stay at CHOP he was allowed to go home, but still on antibiotics until the abscess shrinks and they are able to remove his appendix. Jason’s parents struggled to balance being there with him in the hospital and taking care of their two-year-old son. His mother’s employment was nice enough to give her time off to take care of her family, but they have suffered financially because of this. After multiple procedures, his medical bills are well over $100,000. CHARITY CARE DENIED THEIR CASE due to a miscommunication with Social Services. See the mother's comments below.

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Please help 11 year old Jason and his family raise money for his multiple surgeries. See description for more details. There was a benefit on October 20, 2012, but unfortunately, barely made a dent in the large pile of bills.

Help Jason Meredith reach its goal of $50000.00 by September 30, 2014
$760.00 raised so far
$49240.00 more to go!
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November 06, 2012
kelley Gauntt: All of your support & donations mean the world to us! Our gratitude to you all is beyond all measure! We appreciate each and every one of you! xoxo
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November 06, 2012
kelley Gauntt: thank you all so much! Charity care closed our case because the state dropped the ball somewhere. We are somehow ineligable for healthcare through NJ Family care. So here we are at CHOP, and I just signed my name to his surgery bills!
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November 05, 2012
Diane Cherinchak made a $25.00 donation.
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October 21, 2012
Rocco Pulsone: Sorry we couldn't make it last night--we do a Light the Night walk every year for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. It happened to fall on the same night. Hope everything went well! Jan, Rocco, & family
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October 21, 2012
Rocco Pulsone made a $25.00 donation.
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October 19, 2012
Tammi Coppinger: For anyone who missed it: http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/19741396/new-jersey-family-needs-help-with-sons-hospitals-bills#.UG-C2ZStLRY.email
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October 19, 2012
Lauren Baumhauer made a $25.00 donation.
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October 19, 2012
Tammi Coppinger: If you'd like to send me an email, my address is tlc.reprofessional@gmail.com. I can give you my phone number then.
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October 19, 2012
Tammi Coppinger: the family, that would be great. If not, anything you can do is very much appreciated!!
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October 19, 2012
Tammi Coppinger: Hi Larry, All of the money from here goes directly to the family for medical expenses and yes, to get insurance. There are no "overhead" charges like other charities. Every penny is for the cause. If you can make the benefit tomorrow night and meet
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October 19, 2012
Joseph Campagna made a $20.00 donation.
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October 17, 2012
Larry Talbot: I would like to make a generous donation. However, I would like to know how exactly this money is going to be used. To help pay the hospital bill or to maybe purchase health insurance for Jason?
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October 17, 2012
Nicole Hanson made a $10.00 donation.
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October 16, 2012
Stephanie Morgan made a $30.00 donation.
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October 15, 2012
Shelley Meeks made a $100.00 donation.
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October 13, 2012
Anonymous Donor made a donation.
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October 11, 2012
Glenna I Palley: Good luck with your fundraising!
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October 11, 2012
Glenna I Palley made a $25.00 donation.
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October 08, 2012
Colleen ONeill Green made a $20.00 donation.
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October 05, 2012
Richard Berger made a $100.00 donation.
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October 05, 2012
Tina M Allleva: Don't know if we will be able to make the event but we will see you soon!
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October 05, 2012
Tina M Allleva made a $100.00 donation.
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October 05, 2012
Anonymous Donor made a donation.
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October 05, 2012
Anonymous Donor made a donation.
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October 05, 2012
kelley Gauntt: Larry our jobs dont offer insurance for familes. NJ family care had us in the highest bracket, costing more than we could afford. Until the insurance lapses, you cannot get your fee changed to a lesser amount. They force you to reapply all over again.
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October 04, 2012
Larry Talbot: Why didn't Jason have health insurance to begin with?
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October 04, 2012
Stacie Swanson: Love you Jason!!! Love Aunt Stacie, Clay, Shea, Ava
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October 04, 2012
Stacie Swanson made a $50.00 donation.
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October 04, 2012
Tammi Coppinger: Anyone interested in attending the benefit, please let me know. There will be a 50/50 raffle you can also participate in along with a Chinese Auction & door prizes!!
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October 04, 2012
jun s Phillips made a $5.00 donation.
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September 29, 2012
Stacey L Waters made a $30.00 donation.
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September 27, 2012
Christina Baer made a $25.00 donation.
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September 26, 2012
Tammi Coppinger: There is a benefit being held on October 20, 2012 for Jason. If anyone is interested in purchasing tickets, donating or volunteering, please contact me! Thank you : )
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September 26, 2012
Tammi Coppinger: Thank you to Agnes Smink & family for their donation of $20 before the site was created! Making the total $110
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September 26, 2012
Tammi Coppinger: Thank you to Gerry Gager & family for their donation of $20 before the site was created! Making the total $90
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September 26, 2012
Tammi Coppinger: Thank you to the Bria family for their donation of $50 before the site was created! Every bit helps!
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September 25, 2012
Marcella Emenecker made a $20.00 donation.
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